Photo shows cops walking away from scene as locals loot shop

Photo shows cops walking away from scene as locals loot shop

- A damning image has emerged displaying how two police officers casually walk away while a shop is being looted by residents

- The image was shared via social media and many were highly critical of the cops

- South Africans also blamed the country as a whole and the ruling party for the current state of affairs

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A damning tweet pointed the finger at two police officers who could be seen walking away from a shop as it was being looted by residents.

The tweet was shared by twitter user, @AdvBarryRoux, and has attracted a host of comments from disappointed South Africans.

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However, some felt the problem was bigger than merely the two officers.

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At least some quick-witted social media users were able to see the funny side when they noted the name of the shop.

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A few disturbing comments were shared alleging that police officers intentionally turn a blind eye when it comes to shops owned by foreigners.

However, others alluded to fear being the motive for the passive reaction.

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